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Governor meets Modi, Shah amid Bengal violence (4th Lead)

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Amid continuing violence in following the Lok Sabha elections, on Monday met and and apprised them of the situation in the state.

"I have met the and the It was a courtesy call. I informed them about the general situation in the state," told the reporters after the meetings.

The first called on the at his residence, and then met Shah for some 20 minutes at the North Block.

Talking to the reporters earlier on Monday, said his visits to the were pre-scheduled.

"I couldn't wish him personally on the swearing-in day, hence this is a courtesy visit," said the whose tenure ends on July 23.

The Governor's meetings with Modi and Shah came a day after the sent a strongly-worded advisory to the government for its "complete failure" to control the unabated post-poll violence in the state. The MHA had expressed strong concerns over the tense situation in the state.

The government says the situation in West Bengal was "under control" and "firm and appropriate action" was taken following "stray post-election clashes" in the state.

Meanwhile, accused and her nephew of being behind the "anarchy and violence" in the state.

He said though the Centre hadn't interfered in the governance of the state, it may think about imposing President's Rule there if the violence, which began before the general elections, doesn't end.



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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 15:58 IST